Follow just a few simple steps to make perfectly cooked hard boiled eggs! The yolks are tender and perfect and NO GREEN INSIDE, EVER! Eggs are a great way to load up on protein. Eat hard boiled eggs with a sprinkling of salt or slice and add them to your next salad!
Making hard-boiled eggs was one of the first cooking tricks I taught myself. It is good to use in so many recipes or just to eat plain as a delicious, healthy snack!
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
We’ve all eaten eggs that have been boiled for far too long, with a green rim lining a hardened yolk. <<— I only had to experience that situation once or twice before I set out on a quest to make the most perfect hard-boiled egg I could make.
Learning how to make perfect hard boiled eggs is an important skill to learn. You give yourself the gift of being able to enjoy one for breakfast, know how to make a healthy snack or throw them into your next salad.
HOW TO MAKE PERFECT HARD BOILED EGGS
STEP 1 – PLACE EGGS IN SAUCEPAN FILLED WITH WATER
Place eggs in a single layer on the bottom of a saucepan filled with water. The water should reach approximately 1 inch above the tops of the eggs.
STEP 2 – BRING TO A BOIL
Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat.
STEP 3 – REMOVE FROM HEAT AND COVER
The water should come to a full-boil, then immediately turn it off. Move the pan from heat source and place a cover on top. Set a timer for 15 minutes for the eggs to remain inside the hot water.
STEP 4 – PLACE EGGS IN AN ICE BATH
Prepare an ice bath by taking a bowl and filling it with ice cubes and a little water. When the timer goes off, it’s important to transfer the eggs out of the hot water into the ice bath immediately.
Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for a minute or two.
You can run the eggs under cold water if you don’t want to make an ice bath. The eggs need to stop cooking and the way to do that is to expose them to sudden cold, whichever route you go.
STEP 5 – PEEL OR REFRIGERATE
At this point your eggs are perfectly hard-boiled underneath their shells. Either peel the eggs immediately or refrigerate without peeling.
- Hard-boiled eggs that have been peeled, will stay fresh in the fridge for 5 days.
Unpeeled, hard-boiled eggs will stay fresh in the fridge for 7 days.
Please don’t try freezing eggs once they’ve been boiled because they will become tough and rubbery. The yolks can be harvested and frozen for later use.
If you have a pressure cooker, try making your next batch of hard-boiled eggs in an Instant Pot!
Use eggs straight from the fridge! No need to bring to room temperature first.
It is easier to peel hard-boiled eggs immediately after they’ve been cooked.
- Use older eggs that have been sitting in the fridge longer to make your hard boiled eggs because they tend to be easier to peel once they’ve been in the hot water.
WAYS TO USE HARD-BOILED EGGS
Slice or chop hard-boiled eggs and throw them into your next chopped salad!
Make a batch of Deviled Eggs for your next gathering.
Add them to potato salad!
Eat as a healthy snack, with a sprinkling of salt and pepper.
- Hand them to family members who need a delicious on-the-go breakfast.
Egg salad sandwiches are the perfect way to use up hard-boiled eggs. Place it on a piece of toasted bread, load up a brioche bun with your mayonnaise and egg mixture or put it on a English muffin.
HOW MANY HARD-BOILED EGGS CAN YOU EAT A DAY
As a good source of protein and full of healthy fats, enjoy an egg a day, or maybe two if you really enjoy them!
HARD BOILED VS SOFT BOILED EGGS
A hard-boiled egg is cooked so that the egg white and egg yolk both solidify. On the flip side, soft-boiled eggs may have a yolk and the white partially liquid and raw.
HOW LONG ARE EGGS GOOD FOR?
Eggs can be used 5 weeks after the sell date listed on the carton. The sooner they are used, the fresher they will be.
HOW MANY CALORIES IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 72 calories.
HOW MUCH PROTEIN IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 6 grams of protein.
HOW MANY CARBS IN AN EGG?
1 large egg contains approximately 0.6 grams of carbohydrates.
CAN DOGS EAT EGGS?
Yes, dogs can eat eggs because when cooked thoroughly, eggs are a nutritious and delicious snack for dogs. They are even sometimes used to help settle digestive systems for canines.
WHAT TO SERVE FOR BRUNCH AT HOME
Brunch contains the best collection of foods on the planet that are sweet and savory and come from a breakfast and lunch menu, which includes alcohol.
Here is just a tiny sampling of my favorite brunch fare:
- Homemade Bagels – Make homemade bagels using only 5 ingredients and in 20 minutes from start to finish! NO YEAST or rising or waiting required. These easy bagels are soft, flavorful and taste great with savory or sweet toppings. A savory option is to sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning over the tops!
- Blueberry Muffins – You have just met your new go-to Blueberry Muffin recipe! These muffins turn out great every time, they are moist and totally packed with blueberries. These are the PERFECT treat to adorn your brunch spread!
- Breakfast Pizza – Like brunch itself, this recipe is a combo of two types of meals, making it the perfect brunch fare. Pizza combined with eggs, spinach, bacon and goat cheese? Yes, please!
- BEST Breakfast Casserole – I have been making (and perfecting) this breakfast casserole for YEARS and it is one of my all-time favorite breakfast foods. This is perhaps my favorite thing ever to make for brunches. It is a massive hit every single time!
How to Make Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs
- 6 eggs or as many as you need to hard boil, as long as they stay in a single layer in the bottom of the pan
- Place desired amount of eggs in a saucepan (use as many as you want as long as they remain in a single layer) filled with water. The water should reach approximately 1 inch above the tops of the eggs.
- Bring the water to a rolling boil over high heat. Immediately remove the pan from heat source and place a cover on the pan. Set a timer for 15 minutes.
- A couple minutes before your timer beeps, prepare an ice bath. Transfer the eggs to the ice bath.
- Let the eggs sit in the ice bath for a minute or two. You can skip this step if desired and instead run the eggs under cold water. It is important that the eggs stop cooking and the way to do that is to expose them to sudden cold, whichever route you go.
- At this point your eggs are perfectly hard-boiled underneath their shells. Either peel immediately or refrigerate without peeling.